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Old January 9, 2019, 03:37 AM   #5
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.17/222, 17/223
These are wildcat cartridges and are offered in custom rifles.
17 Remington Fireball
I picked up a 700 in 17 Fireball in a trade a couple of years ago. Shot it, it was OK. Sold it. But I have customers who love it for varminting.
218 Bee
I have 2 of them. Ammo is still produced. Not enough oomph to make it stand out against the newer offerings.
218 Bee, 219 Donaldson Wasp, 219 Zipper, the 4,000 fps 220 Swift, 257 Roberts
Cartridges from the 1930s don't have much market appeal. You don't see those cartridges very often for the same reasons as above.
The Remington XP100 bolt action handgun in 221 Remington Fireball
The XP-100 was produced for almost 50 years. That's a long time for any design. There was never a lot of demand for them except from target and silhouette shooters. They were also produced in 223, 7-08, 7BR, 308 and others for hunters. For the last 10 or so years of its production, it was a Custom Shop offering. Handgun hunting is a pretty uncommon thing, and it's hard for an industrial company to make money making toys for just a few people.
lest we forget the 5mm remington mag
The 591/592 rifles in 5mm Remington Rimfire Magnum were introduced in 1970 and discontinued in 1974. Ammo was produced until 1980-ish. Again, no demand, no market, no production. It developed a cult-like following in a very short time, I am amazed Remington couldn't make it work. Aguila made some ammo a few years ago, I haven't heard if they are going to do another run. Pity, the 5mm RRM had everything going for it except Remington.
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